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A prominent name in the IT space, especially for data privacy, cybersecurity and GDPR issues arising from artificial intelligence. Well regarded for transactional and corporate advice on outsourcing, telecoms and data centre projects. Maintains a strong client following financial institutions and multinational insurers, and has been proactive in taking on cross-border fintech mandates. Often advises clients outside the TMT industries on their technology needs. Additionally working on advice relating to novel tech products, including driverless cars.
"The firm has an international vision but is also very understanding of local practice in China," a client opines, concluding: "It delivers a high-quality work product, very quickly."
A second client praises the team's client-oriented approach, underlining its "excellent responsiveness, proactivity, and sensitivity to tight timelines."
Advised Genting on its virtual queue AI system collaboration with Alibaba Cloud Computing Services.
Carolyn Bigg wins praise for her practice advising on data privacy and protection, as well as other compliance issues related to technology licensing. A client remarks: "She has a wealth of experience in multi-jurisdictional data privacy compliance."
Rising in the rankings, Scott Thiel garners acclaim for his information technology and outsourcing expertise, as well as his proven ability to service multinationals on corporate and regulatory mandates. "Scott is an effective negotiator and has a strong command of legal repertoire," one client reports. Another source highlights his "high calibre of expertise and awareness of tech and regulatory issues," adding: "He sees the bigger picture and connects the dots."